Pros: beautiful colour, fragrance-free, long-lasting, paraben free, very pigmented
Cons: a bit drying, slightly overpriced
This is my go-to red. I like warm, brick reds, and Flashy is exactly that. Ingredients are important to me, and though this does contain Carmine (an insect-derived ingredient that produces vibrant red, which means it's not vegan), the rest of the ingredient list is pretty good. I love that it is paraben and petrochemical free, and that it has no fragrance (fragrance is one of most dangerous ingredients because it is made up of many chemicals, sometimes millions, and it is all grouped into one category- fragrance or perfume, so you never really know what the fragrance is actually made up of). I also love how long lasting and rich this is! It's nearly matte, and looks great with a cat eye. Very pigmented, but a touch on the drying side. Definitely not terribly drying, but certainly nowhere near moisturizing either. It's a great lipstick, and is also very true to the colour on the website. I do think it's slightly overpriced, (14.99), but not outrageously so. I would recommend it to anyone who is into mid-to-higher-end cosmetics and is looking to go a little more natural, but doesn't want to compromise colour and wear.